What is a root canal?
The cavity in the middle part of the tooth structure contains pulp tissue, of which the tubular structure located at the root of the tooth is the root canal. The root canal contains nerves and blood vessels, which extend from the root canal. The tooth has a role in sensing external temperature stimuli and giving nutrients to the tooth. The front of the tooth has 1-2 root canals and the back of the tooth has 3-4 root canals.
What is a dental crown?
The crown of the tooth is the part of the mouth that is directly visible. Most of the tooth is divided into the crown and the root, while the part connected in the middle is the neck. The only thing that can be seen on the surface of the crown is the enamel, which is the hardest of all substances. The crown is the part of the tooth that is the main chewing stress. Therefore, the patient can see that the crown is grainy, which is the result of prolonged chewing.
Bacterial invasion process
When you finish eating, the bacteria in your mouth also start to eat. They ingest the sugars in sweets and starches, which then produce acids. These acids erode your tooth enamel. Even though tooth enamel is so hard, it can be destroyed by acids. The acids and bacteria in the food can “eat” it step by step, causing the enamel to erode and cavities to form.
Root Canal Help for Crowns
The main function of a root canal is to provide a constant supply of nutrients to the tooth. The enamel appears white but is actually transparent, allowing light to penetrate it and reveal the color of the dentin underneath, the transparency of the enamel determining whether the tooth appears light or dark. The more nutrients the root canals provide, the brighter the crown will look. The tooth will look better.
Crown Help for Root Canals
First of all, crowns protect the root canals from bacteria. At the same time, the crown ensures that the tooth has a chewing function. The crown can take on most of the chewing power, which ensures that the affected tooth is less likely to chip. After root canal treatment, the nutrient delivery function of the tooth has failed. Nutrients cannot be supplied properly, and the tooth becomes progressively weaker and more susceptible to fracture under mechanical stimulation. Therefore, a crown should be placed on the tooth as soon as possible after root canal treatment.